When you own an Apple device, you’re never short on accessories. Whether you’re looking for a new case, headphones, stands, keyboards or anything else, there’s a huge range of iPad accessories available on the web.
Finding the best accessories for your refurbished iPad can be tough, considering all the different products and brands to choose from. You might be looking for the basics to upgrade an older model, or perhaps you’re setting up a full work from home office and an iPad will be a key feature.
Below, we’ll look at the best accessories for an iPad across a range of categories so you can set up the perfect device to fit your needs.
Which Accessories Are Compatible With Your iPad?
Before we get started, it’s important to understand which iPad model you own as this could impact the accessories it’s compatible with. We have an extensive range of refurbished iPads on our site that could help you decipher which iPad model you own, particularly if it’s an older model.
If you purchased your iPad recently, it’s likely to be one of the following:
- iPad: 9th generation (2021)
- iPad Pro: 11-inch, 3rd generation (2021)
- iPad Pro: 12.9-inch, 5th generation (2021)
- iPad Air: 4th generation (2020)
- iPad Mini: 6th generation (2021)
Do New Accessories Work With Refurbished iPads?
Absolutely! A refurbished iPad should work perfectly with any compatible accessories. The refurbishment process here at WeSellTek has no impact on external accessories.
Our Apple iPad refurbishment process ensures the device has been restored to at least a cosmetically fair condition, data wiped and fully functioning. We use the same refurbishment process for every device.
All of our refurbished iPads will be thoroughly tested, battery drain tested, cleaned and polished. Refurbished iPads are available in fair, good, excellent or pristine condition with WeSellTek, each of which has a different price bracket.
For a detailed description of what to expect from each of our grading criteria, here is a detailed explanation. Also, all our products come with a 12 month warranty and no hassle 14 day returns for extra peace of mind.
The Best Accessories For A New Or Refurbished iPad
Let’s get straight into our breakdown of the best iPad accessories.
A sturdy iPad case
Let’s be honest, iPads don’t come cheap and the last thing you want to be doing is spending more money on repairs. A solid, sturdy iPad case will keep your iPad protected from daily wear and tear, as well as any accidental drops.
A good case isn’t just protective but also slim, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing. If you’re looking for the best affordable iPad case, we recommend something like this from Amazon. Or you can browse the range of official cases at Apple. Just make sure you find a case that has been designed for your generation of iPad.
A reliable portable charger
Portable chargers have become a favourite accessory for Apple fans, providing an easy way to keep your devices charged up while out and about. If you’re going to be travelling and access to charging points could be limited, a portable charger is an absolute must.
A good portable charger will pack some serious charging capacity while being lightweight and easy to slide into your travel bag. When it comes to the best portable charger for an iPad, we recommend the Anker PowerCore which packs 26800mAh.
When Apple controversially removed the headphone jack, Apple users were forced into the bluetooth headphones market and there’s now a huge range of options in this category. Apple AirPods are the official answer to the headphone issue but these headphones don’t come cheap.
Thanks to bluetooth, Apple users can purchase any brand of headphones they’d like and connect to their device. This means you can up the quality and go for a top of the range brand or find a more affordable set of headphones just to get by.
When it comes to audio quality, it’s hard to beat the range of wireless headphones over at Bose.
Bluetooth speakers can be a very handy addition to your iPad accessories list, offering the ability to instantly connect and play audio from your device. If you use apps such as Spotify or Apple Music for your iPad, connecting this to an external speaker could be really handy!
Many speakers are small and portable which can be useful if you’re on the go or staying somewhere new. Beyond music, you may want to consider a speaker if you’re going to be watching lots of films/TV on your iPad, they can provide a real upgrade to your viewing experience.
The Sony SRS-XB13 is a great wireless speaker for just about any device, with the added bonus of being designed with waterproof materials.
Standard (Wired) Headphones
Just because Apple wants to move away from wired headphones doesn’t mean you have to! Older iPad devices still include the standard headphone jack (a benefit of older, refurbished devices) or you can simply purchase an external adaptor that allows you to use a headphone jack with even brand new iPads.
This is ideal if you already have a set of premium wired headphones and you don’t want to purchase a brand new wireless alternative. If you are looking for some affordable wired headphones, however, this option from Sony is a good place to start.
A stand-up iPad case
A stand-up case not only protects your device but doubles up as a usable stand to prop up your iPad. A good use case for this is if you're going to be watching films/Tv using your iPad. Instead of holding your iPad for hours of watchtime, use a stand-up case, sit back and relax!
These cases can also be useful if you’re using your iPad for work and would like to connect an external keyboard. The iPad can then act as a monitor as you type. The Spigen Pro iPad case has some great reviews and will protect your entire tablet with some tough padding material.
An Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil is a relatively new addition to the accessory market and is supported by all the latest (2021) iPad models. While we’ve all seen styluses and digital pencils before, Apple has taken this to a whole new level with the Apple Pencil.
It uses an imperceptible delay as the Pencil moves across your screen for excellent drawing, writing and singing capability. It’s little features, like how the line your drawing will get thicker as you press down (just like a normal pencil) that really sets this accessory apart.
The first generation Apple Pencil is still available but it does need to plug into your iPad to charge (via lightning connector). The second generation Apple Pencil has received some improvements including wireless charging and a magnet that sticks to the top of compatible iPads.
Time-saving charging accessories
Various charging accessories have been produced for the iPad and iPhone, mostly with the goal of saving time and increasing capability. An affordable accessory that can really improve your experience is a USB hub or extension.
These are extensions that plug into your lightning connector and expand your device’s connection offering, providing a range of new connections such as USB-C, headphone jacks and more. Here is a good example.
You can also find charging stations which offer huge charging capability for a number of Apple devices.
A Keyboard and Trackpad
Today, iPads are used for much more than just entertainment. In fact, iPads can take the role of a personal computer pretty comfortably and many people use it for just that. If you’re planning to work using your iPad, a keyboard and trackpad is just about essential.
A wireless keyboard will speed up your efficiency and essentially turn your iPad into a laptop. When purchasing a keyboard you’ll want to find a comfortable, lightweight design that has some long lasting battery power. A trackpad is another useful addition which can take the role of a mouse and allow you to easily navigate without reaching across to the touchscreen. Logitech has combined both keyboard and trackpad into a single accessory here.
That’s our breakdown of the top accessories for your refurbished iPad. Don’t forget, you can browse the latest accessories at our online store today.